March 2023 Rolls in Like a Lion for Southern Indiana
If you believe in weather folklore, it is a good sign when the month of March begins with some rough weather.
What Does 'In Like a Lion' Mean?
The old saying is, 'If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb.' It refers to our weather patterns. So, if the weather is calm and uneventful on March 1, then we should prepare for unsettled weather as we go into April.
Those people often believed that bad spirits could affect the weather adversely, so they were cautious as to what they did or did not do in certain situations. Those beliefs often included ideas that there should be a balance in weather and life. So, if a month came in bad (roaring like a lion), it should go out good and calm (docile, like a lamb). With March being such a changeable month, in which we can see warm spring-like temperatures or late-season snowstorms, you can understand how this saying might hold true in some instances.
Feeling the Weather
I am certainly not a meteorologist but I can tell you when there is rain on the way and even thunderstorms. So, without checking with the National Weather Service, I am already predicting storms to start out the month of March. Roar.
Hazardous Weather Outlook - March 1, 2023
Let's take a look at what our area has in store from the National Weather Service.
Strong storms possible this afternoon and evening… rains prime the pump… Late Thursday into Thursday night strong storms possible… rains will be heavy, may cause flood issues… then look out for strong and gusty winds again late Thursday night into Friday.
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